McCormick's Cantigny Artillery Monument

McCormick's Cantigny Artillery Monument (HM1M4N)

Location: Cantigny 80500
Country: France
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N 49° 39.77', E 2° 29.544'

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1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment

— Faithful and True —

In the early dawn of Tuesday 28 May 1918, French and American artillery began to shell German positions north of Cantigny in preparation for an attack on the village by the U.S. First Division. The 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, commanded by Major Robert R. McCormick, concentrated the fire of its eight 155-mm Schneider howitzers from positions in the west near Rocquencourt in support of the successful attack. In 1937, McCormick, then publisher of the Chicago Tribune newspaper, participated in the dedication of the Federal Monument nearby.

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HM NumberHM1M4N
Year Placed2005
Placed ByMcCormick Tribune Foundation, Village of Cantigny
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 536631 N 5501267
Decimal Degrees49.66283333, 2.49240000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 39.77', E 2° 29.544'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 39' 46.2" N, 2° 29' 32.64" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6 Rue Saint-Aignan, Cantigny 80500, FR
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